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A secluded waterfront property with wonderful views of the river Dart

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfortable 5 bedroom house on one floor, with garden and private quay

Dittisham - An ideal holiday home on the River Dart.

Sleeps 8/12 - 1 double bedroom, 3 twin bedrooms; and bunk-room with 4 full length bunk-beds suitable for children or teenagers. Huge roof sun-deck ideal for sunbathing. Wonderful views over the river. Private quay. Garden with barbecue. 2 acres of woodland and grounds.

A perfect base from which to explore the South Hams and its many attractions.


Owner
Mrs F. Gil
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We chose Viper’s Quay for a May break on the basis of earlier reviews and were delighted. Devon hedgerows full of wild flowers on the way and when we got there location, ambience, comfort and facilities all lived up to earlier comments. We particularly enjoyed all the local prints, pictures and maps on the walls - great and eclectic collection of books too. Pleased too to find such a range of herbs in the kitchen racks when we needed a little Oregano. Every need seems to have been thought of.







Chose VQ also for the 55+ recommendations of previous reviewers as one of our party had limited mobility, and because the house was effectively on one level with a walk-in shower. It worked out fine in every respect and provided much interest and a splendid outlook if she just chose to sit and look. We found that the hills proved no challenge to a good mobility scooter, although the cattle grids, should you make the walk into Dittisham a few times as we did, can prove an interesting challenge.



The standard of the fish meals at the Anchorstone Cafe in Dittisham is astonishingly high: a local lemon sole that overhung the plate and fat plump scallops in their shells.



Excellent bitter at the Ferryboat Inn.
May 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dartmouth in Dittisham

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Two bedrooms have their own en suite bath or shower rooms. The two other bedrooms share a family bathroom. The bunk room has its own adjacent bathroom, next to which is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , With ensuite shower/WC
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , With ensuite bath/WC
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , (Full length bunk beds)
  • Towels (except beach towels) and linen (duvets) provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Not suitable for toddlers. Private water supply.

Reviews

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A secluded waterfront property with wonderful views of the river Dart
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 45 reviews
5

A wonderful property - exciting to travel mostly by water instead of road.

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 8 elderly walkers, although one is now unable to join us on long walks. The house and facilities were perfect - what a treat to have such a view across the river. We phoned for a ferry boat to collect us from the pontoon outside, which took us to the opposite ferry stage, a shuttle car drove us up to Greenway. The second trip was by car to Little Dartmouth where we set off for a coastal walk to Dartmouth Castle and back - about 4 miles. One of our group is an expert canoeist, who really enjoyed her trips on the river, from our jetty. We enjoyed evening meals at The Ferry Boat Inn (you can park on the small beach when the tide is out).

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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5

Great Location and Property

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Vipers Quay and the property was as we remembered in excellent condition and perfect location overlooking the Dart and up to Dittisham. We hired a boat for the week which we moored at the property and allowed for trips into Dartmouth to the Ferryboat Inn and Anchorstone Cafe in Dittisham both of which are also recommended. The owners are very helpful and the property is well equipped. We are already working out when will go again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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5

Magnificent! Spacious, Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Two families (9 people) enjoyed this magic property over the Christmas period. The views were stunning, rooms spacious, amenities were excellent. Very happy with our stay. We would definitely recommend to friends and family and would love to enjoy the facilities in the summer and not just the winter.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Best location ever!

  • 4 of 5

It's difficult to imagine a better setting than Viper's Quay - the views from the main living room are stunning. The property is very comfortable and well equipped. The grounds are fantastic and perfect for early morning crabbing and launching paddle boards. Seal spotting was another favourite past time for the kids. A short row or a bracing walk to the village and Ferry Boat Inn . This is the second time we have stayed as a large group at Viper's Quay and would highly recommend it and hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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5

The perfect place for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from our second visit to Vipers Quay this year, and no doubt we will return again next year. Having been there a few times in the past we never grow tired of the superb views and location. It's such a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The owners are always very helpful and considerate and the locals are always very friendly.

Dittisham is a lovely little village and the house itself is in a perfect location. A fantastic place to escape for a relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Location Location

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views from ultra quiet position within walking distance of Dittisham with great pubs and restaurants. We had a lovely family holiday there and would highly recommend this house

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Location

Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
A38 Expressway at Buckfastleigh
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Anchorstone cafe at Dittisham Quay. (500m by boat)
Car: necessary

Dittisham, an attractive village dating back to Domesday, lies about 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth and is a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful South Hams area.

The village has two pubs, a popular riverside cafe and an exceptionally good village shop.

There is a half-hourly water bus to Dartmouth, from where river cruises go to Totnes. Both these ancient towns have good shopping and excellent restaurants.

The river provides endless opportunities for entertainment, and boats - both sailing and motor - can be hired in the village or in Dartmouth. There is good fishing in the river and several local boats provide sea fishing trips.

The area provides a wide variety of things to do and see - attractions to suit all ages and interests. There are several sandy beaches and golf courses within easy range. Steam railways run from Totnes to Buckfastleigh, where there is an otter centre; and from Kingswear, on the opposite bank to Dartmouth, to Paignton. There is a delightful zoo at Paignton, a charming children's zoo at Totnes, a model village (popular with children) at Babbacombe, and an excellent theme park at Blackawton (5m). There are several glorious gardens and National Trust and other historic properties in the vicinity, - Greenway House, once the home of Agatha Christie, is just across the river, reached by ferry from the village.

For more information see our website www.vipersquay.co uk.

Shopping: There is a Sainsbury's and a Lidl just before Dartmouth and a Morrison's at Totnes.

On-line shopping/delivery is available from Tesco and Sainsbury's. There is an exceptionally good village shop (& post office) in the Red Lion pub where groceries, newspapers and a very wide range of other items can be obtained

Other Activities: Horse riding

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dartmouth, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018 - Period 7
11 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£684
for 3 nights
From
£398
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,595
 
 
2018 - Period 8
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,765
for 7 nights
From
£691
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,765
 
 
2018 - Period 9
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£984
for 3 nights
From
£574
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,295
 
 
2018 - Period 10
29 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,026
for 3 nights
From
£598
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,395
 
 
2018 - Period 11
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,575
for 7 nights
From
£894
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,575
 
 
2018 - Period 12
31 Aug 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£855
for 3 nights
From
£498
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,995
 
 
2018 - Period 13
28 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£598
for 3 nights
From
£348
Fri,Sun
£1,395
 
 
2018 - Period 14
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,025
for 7 nights
From
£506
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,025
 
 
2018 - Period 15
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£324
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,295
 
 
2018 - Period 16
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 4 nights
From
£450
£2,385
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Short breaks of 3 days (weekend - Friday to Sunday) or 4 days (midweek - Monday to Thursday) can be booked except during high season, bank holidays and school half terms. Short break booking for these periods is not available until 4 weeks prior to the relevant date. Flexible arrangements can be made for Christmas and New Year.
Changeover day is Friday with checking in from 3pm. Departure 10am.
Where bookings are made more than 6 months in advance a deposit of 30% will be accepted followed by a further instalment of 20% 3 months in advance and a final payment of 50% (plus returnable damage deposit of £200) 6 weeks before commencement of the holiday.
Bookings once made can not be cancelled. Your own insurance is strongly recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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